Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing

Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing

Data released over the holiday-shortened week highlights the disparity between generally favorable conditions for consumer spending while business activity struggles in the face of persistent external and trade policy-related headwinds. We believe a soft landing is likely, but forecast sub-potential GDP growth of around 1.7% in 2020. The US and China look to be on track to reach a phase one trade deal, but this would be just the first step in resolving long-standing trade issues. Therefore, the trade war is here to stay. Meanwhile, the US assassination of a key Iranian commander represents a significant spike in geopolitical risks and could lead to a direct confrontation between the US and Iran.    ​


The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the US Weekly Economic Briefing.
The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.
US Weekly Economic Briefings
Highlights: Briefing on events-driven analysis for the week, which varies depending upon data.
Credit Crunch Watch:
Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators, along with discussion of their latest movements. Brief discussion of latest trends in the US and Eurozone economies.
Detailed charts of the components of the Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators.
Credit Crunch Timeline: Summary of major economic events since the beginning of the financial crisis.
Latest Data in Detail: Charts and analysis on the important releases of the previous week, such as: inflation indicators, consumer confidence, retail sales, durable goods orders etc.
The Week Ahead: Scheduled key data releases for the upcoming week, including information on previous data and forecast data.
Key Economic Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key macroeconomic indicators, including the unemployment rate, output, retail sales, inflation, and trade balance.
Key Financial Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key financial indicators including: Short and long term interest rates, key exchange rates, money supply, S&P 500, and reserves.

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